Coach Kirsten Johansen
Are you tired of overeating, overspending, drinking too much, or being in relationships that drain you? Do you have intrusive thoughts that make you feel bad about yourself and your life? Are you unhappy in your career and need guidance to find your calling, start your business or find inner peace? Do you keep pushing yourself to the next goal only to find that it doesn’t bring you happiness? Without a coach's guidance and partnership, months and even years can pass…
There is a path to freedom and the life you deserve and desire. An experienced guide can make all the difference. I am just that! I’ve been where you are. I’m living proof that we can transform ourselves and our lives from the inside out, free ourselves from suffering and realize our dreams.
As a resilient survivor of many life’s challenges, I’ve developed an approach that centers your beliefs about yourself. The development of unconditional positive regard for yourself, to get to the source of the stubborn thought, feelings, and behavior patterns that cause you suffering and keep you from living your happiest and most authentic life. I will guide you and teach you the tools, strategies, and practices leading to sustained change in my life.
I have direct experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, cancer, radiation disease, inflammatory bowel disease, infertility, trauma, anxiety, depression, narcissistic relationships, divorce, perfectionism, career changes and advancement and significant life changes to achieve your dreams.
My formal education includes an MBA and BA in Sociology/Psychology, 12 years as a Chemical Dependency and Relapse Prevention Specialist, and 30 years of progressive and continuous adult learning in communication, leadership, supervision, coaching, mentoring, and change management.
Giraffe | Tango | Octopus
The Giraffe: Quietly powerful, fiercely loyal, and when it's time to play, watch out for high kicks, neck-swinging, and singing with friends. The giraffe's heart has three distinct parts, spans two feet, and weighs 25 pounds.
The Tango: Hearts connected, moving in rhythmic unison to create a wonderful, unique, and unstoppable pairing.
The Octopus: A smart, stealthy, introvert. Happy in the solitude of the undersea garden as well as having fun with diverse friends under and above the ocean waves. The octopus has three hearts to power its main brain and eight busy, independent arms.
None of us is all one thing. Fully integrating and celebrating your unique characteristics and experiences allows you to live your purpose and find your own tango.